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Sue Desmond-Hellmann
January 23, 2015
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Gates Foundation CEO: Good Intentions Aren't Enough

Sue Desmond-Hellmann shares what she's learned as the leader of the world's largest charitable organization.

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Business man walking in an office
January 23, 2015
Infographic

Should Your Board's Audit and Compensation Committees Overlap?

Researchers show the pros and cons to this arrangement.

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A man's silhouette in front of Facebook and Twitter logos
January 23, 2015
Written

Michal Kosinski: Computers Are Better Judges of Your Personality Than Friends

Artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse, according to one Stanford postdoctoral fellow.

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January 23, 2015
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How Berkshire Hathaway Can Survive Beyond Warren Buffett

A Stanford panel discusses life after Buffett.

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Someone's hands moving while talking during a meeting.
January 14, 2015
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Zakary Tormala: Why Certainty Matters in Business

A psychologist explores what makes our attitudes change over time.

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Huggy Rao
January 21, 2015
Video

Huggy Rao: How to Lead Change Within Your Organization

Professor Huggy Rao provides a practical framework for changing your company from the inside out.

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Cory Booker: Better High School Education Key to America's Success

Schools can let down low-income minority students, and "I will not allow this to happen on my watch," says the mayor of Newark, N.J.
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Power Diffuses in Global Corporations, New Book Suggests

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7 Myths of Executive Compensation

Corporate governance experts from Stanford GSB say criticism of CEO pay might be off the mark.
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George Foster: How Do You Create a Successful Startup Hub?

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Katherine Phillips: African-American Women are Succeeding Rapidly

A visiting scholar explains how black are excelling as undergraduates and in business, particularly as entrepreneurs.
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Researchers: What Is the Structure of a Successful Startup?

Research shows that more formal management structures help young companies succeed.
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Stanford Finance Forum Debates Bank Capital and Equity Levels

Boston Fed CEO Eric Rosengren says money market mutual funds are vulnerable to the European debt crisis.
June 1, 2011
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The Positive Effect of Negative Information

Researchers say news about a company or product blemish may actually strengthen consumers’ positive impressions.
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Laura Chinchilla: Costa Rica Strives for High Tech Future

The president of Costa Rica looks to broaden her country's economic base.
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Corporate Governance Book Explores How Boards Can Govern Better

"Corporate Governance Matters" by Professor David Larcker and Brian Tayan provides a practical framework for organizational decisions.